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Old 04-09-2018, 04:58 PM   #1
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Chain brackets and propane cover?

We have a dealer installed Reese WD hitch w/ dual cam sway control purchased with our 2017 25' AS. The spring bar chain brackets don't allow the rear side of the propane tanks cover to rest on the A-frame. So the cover sits misaligned. Can the brackets be repositioned an inch or so back to allow the cover to sit properly? I think this might be a common situation with folks who have this type hitch and i would appreciate learning what they may have done.
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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I have the same setup you do, but with no interference. I am currently out of town, but will be home tonight. Tomorrow AM, I will take a photo of mine and post it for you.
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I have the same problem with the ProPride jack stand bases on our 27fb, probably worse, since those bases are pretty big. I fashioned shims or risers for the front mounting screws of the propane bottle holder that mounts to the trailer frame. With longer mounting screws ( or drill and tap frame for bolts like I did), you can re-mount that base level.

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Here is my Reese Strait-Line WD hitch with Dual Cam installed on my 2017 23FB Flying Cloud.

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Chain bracket and LP cover

So, I am trying to install the Reese Dual Cam sway control on my 2007 25FB Safari. The picture that you posted seems to show that the chains are not vertical . They make a big deal of that in the instructions. I can't get the chain brackets far enough forward to make the chains vertical because of the LP tank cover. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:39 PM   #7
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I made a little cutout in bottom of propane cover. hitch brackets aligned vertical and no interference with propane cover.
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So, I am trying to install the Reese Dual Cam sway control on my 2007 25FB Safari. The picture that you posted seems to show that the chains are not vertical . They make a big deal of that in the instructions. I can't get the chain brackets far enough forward to make the chains vertical because of the LP tank cover. Any suggestions? Thanks
My chains are not vertical, but they are not far off of vertical. I didn't do the install, the dealer did, so I was unaware of that provision. It has worked for a year, so I am going to leave it as is. I really don't see that small a deviation being a big problem. The purpose of the chains is to hold the cam at the proper height. If you have enough of a deflection, it will put a lot of force trying to slide the bracket forward, but that small a deflection won't create a huge lateral force. Even if it does, all it will do is bend the propane cover and slide the brackets to the point where the chain is vertical.
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